U.S. Allows Rebel Arms Buys
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- For the first time, the United States has allowed the
purchase of weapons for Sunni rebels in Syria.
The Treasury Department has issued a license for a non-profit group to
collect money for military equipment for the Sunni revolt against Syrian
President Bashar Assad. The license issued by Treasury's Office of Foreign
Assets Control on July 23 allowed the Syrian Support Group to send money
directly to rebels not under U.S. sanctions.